53th Annual Meeting of the Association for European Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology

53th Annual Meeting of the Association for European Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology

The Association for European Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology (AEPC) will hold its annual meeting from May 15 to 18 at the Palace of Exhibitions and Congresses of Seville (FIBES).



The AEPC was founded in Lyon in 1963 and subsequently created a network of specialists committed to the practice and advancement of congenital cardiology and closely related fields.

The largest global association democratically administered in the field of congenital cardiology is formed by 1060 paediatric cardiologists and other specialists with members from all continents. Its objective is to improve collaboration among members for scientific research and professional development and maintain high standards of professional practice.

The activities of the AEPC are organized by the working groups that represent the different subspecialties and specific areas of paediatric and congenital cardiology. Over the years, 10 Working Groups have been created, the AaGUCH Task Force (grown-up with congenital heart disease) and a group for Junior fellows in Training.


Annual meeting

The AEPC organizes an annual meeting and an update-on course in the third week of May in collaboration with one of the member countries.

There will be a broad simultaneous exhibition that will provide a visual approach and interaction with the sessions of the Congress. The breaks will be made in the exhibition area. There will also be symposia and additional courses.

The topics to be discussed this year are (provisionally):

- Advances in genetics, embryology and basic science

- Fetal cardiology

- Genetic problems in fetal cardiology

- Intensive care management

- Non-invasive diagnosis techniques and therapeutic procedures

- Percutaneous therapeutic procedures

- Novel imaging and surgical techniques

- Electrophysiology and arrhythmias of the congenital heart

- Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy

- Pulmonary hypertension

- Transplantation in Fontan circulation

- Psychological aspects of Paediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiology

- Sports cardiology, physical activity and prevention

- Sudden cardiac death in the young

- Childhood cancer and the heart

- Joint session of the Psychosocial, Neurodevelopmental and Nursing Working Groups: Outcome and interaction heart-brain in congenital heart


For more information about the preliminary schedule of the event, click on the following link:


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